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Asian Games 2018: Iran stuns 'Kings of Kabaddi' India in the final by 27-24 at the Asian Games

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 August 2018, 14:24 IST
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The platform is set for an epic encounter in Women’s Kabaddi Final at the 18th Asian Games when the powerhouse India face off against the emerging powerhouse Iran. Iran have managed to win the gold medal bringing the Indian winning streak to an end.

Indian women's Kabaddi team have won all of the kabaddi gold medals prior to this edition. They have won 2 Asiad golds so far. The Indian women are out there and raring to go in Jakarta. In the final five minutes of the match as Indian team trail by three points. While Payel Chowdhury is caught at the centre of the defence with a double thigh hold as Iran take a 4-pt lead in the match.

Indian women’s kabaddi teams secured emphatic wins against their respective opponents to qualify for the semifinals of the Asian Games. The Indian Women's Kabaddi team won 27 - 11 and qualifies for the finals of the 2018 Asian Games.

 

In the first half Indian women's team build a huge lead of six points but two 'super tackles' in a row from the Chinese Taipei reduced the lead after which the Taipei leveled scores only to see two two-point raids take the lead away from them yet again.

After the super tackle and couple of brilliant raids and Chinese Taipei have come back to level terms against India!

Randeep Kaur grabbed the two points in two raids as she gets a huge touch on the left-in defender! India women's Kabaddi team is running away with the lead here. Sakshi strikes with yet another ankle hold as the rest of the defense pounces to pile on the misery!

In the Indian Women's Kabaddi competition India won both its matches to top Group A with an all-win record and qualify for the semifinals. The Indian women defeated Sri Lanka 38-12 before crushing Indonesia 54-22 in its final group match. Indians had beaten Japan 43-12 and Thailand 33-23 in their earlier group matches.

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First published: 24 August 2018, 14:16 IST
 
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